Yes, it can be done.
However, there are a few disclaimers:
- The first is that just because there is a low-entry cost, doesn’t mean that there are no recurring costs. And when you add the growth factor, you also add the zeroes, if you know what I mean.
- The second is that when you launch a project on a shoestring budget, you have to make sure that your expectations of excellence are realistic for your investment. Think about it like this, can you really become a millionaire when you buy a dozen stocks? Probably not, but you will have become a stockholder!
I recently oversaw the development and launch of our Internet Campus at Family Life Church. We officially held our first services online on September 7th, 2010 but we did private beta testing for several weeks in July 2010. All in all, from concept to deliverable, it was about 9 months in the making but most of that time was used researching what tools and services we were going to utilize.
Like any web project, it is constantly evolving but we are happy with it for what we put into it and at its current life stage.
You can view it here.
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